Shannonside Winter Music festival club

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Cherish The Ladies

Cherish the Ladies & Kate Purcell

Cherish the Ladies, the Grammy nominated Irish-American super group, formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a maledominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 17 outstanding albums. Led by flute and whistle legend Joanie Madden, these ladies create a show that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing.

 

Brendan T. Walsh

Brendan T. Walsh

Brendan’s musical flexibility knows no bounds and this year he makes a welcome return to the festival from Switzerland with Le Llamas as well as leading some pickers’ sessions. Always up for some fun mixed in with world class musicianship, some of Brendan’s recent projects have involved some creative banjo playing ranging from Bach to Aha and Wham!

DD & The Delta Boys

DD & The Delta Boys

Back by popular demand, Dermot (DD) Donohue and company are on a mission to touch, move and inspire with classic high energy rhythm and blues by legends such as Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and many more. There is something here to satisfy the aficionado and anyone who enjoys a buzzing energetic show.

Le Llamas

Le Llamas

If you're interested in a stunning female voice, virtuoso trumpet playing, a mix of musical styles, movie theme tunes like Ghostbusters and pop hits from the 1980s... Who you going call? Le Llamas.

 

Mark Donnellan

Mark Donnellan

Mark Donnellan is from Kilmurry, Co Clare. He has played the fiddle with the Tulla Céilí Band for 30 years. Mark plays in the East Clare style which he learned from his father, Francie Donnellan, who also played with the Tulla Céilí Band.

Sons of Navarone (BE)

Sons of Navarone (BE)

Sons of Navarone were voted Best European Bluegrass Band in 2012. These guys play with skill, commitment and inspiration, bringing the spirit of the old bluegrass masters to life while giving it their own stamp. Immensely skilled musicians with wonderful voices, the Sons kick butt and keep the light of bluegrass shining far and wide.

Kimber's Men (UK)

Kimber's Men (UK)

Audiences everywhere rave over the harmonies of Kimber's Men, and this is their fourth time at the Festival. Anyone who has seen them before will know that Kimber’s Men are more than a shanty group; they offer an incredible sound, integrity and knowledge of their material, which spans a broad and rich repertoire.

Trevor Sexton

Trevor Sexton

Every now and again you’ll discover a voice that you’ll never forget, and Trevor Sexton is one such voice. A singer/songwriter from Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Trevor delivers vocals and guitar that will have you enthralled. Catch up with Trevor at the opening concert and at one of our intimate singer sessions over the weekend. You will not be disappointed.

Frankie Lane

Frankie Lane

As one of Ireland's best-known performers and traditional musicians of international renown, Frankie's live performances are famed for being fun-filled as well as tremendous. Fans of the Festival will be delighted to see Frankie back – he never fails to please.

Ger O Donnell

Ger O'Donnell

Ger is a folk artist making a name for himself on the scene and has really gained momentum of late . His distinctive vocals and idiosyncratic guitar style have gained national and international attention. He has been helping with this festival for a number of years and it’s great to have him as a featured artist this year.

Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy is a legend on the international folk scene bringing his native Cork humour and culture to a world-wide audience. This weekend we are delighted that Jimmy is launching his most recent recording, an incredible double CD album.

The Rolling WaveBrian McAuliffe

The Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave are a dynamic traditional duo consisting of local guitarist and singer Stephen O’Dea and Cork fiddle player Abby Ní Loingsigh. Their songs and tunes are deeply rooted in tradition and they bring their own unique musicality to arrangements, evoking sounds of times gone by. Brian McAuliffe is an award winning multi-instrumentalist hailing from Newport, Tipperary. His skill and musicality on the banjo, bodhrán and guitar bring an exciting twist to the musical stylings of The Rolling Wave.

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (USA)

Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (USA)

Midnight Run are a high-energy, Tennessee-based bluegrass quintet, tied to the rich traditions of bluegrass music and offering a fresh approach to the “High Lonesome" sound. Each member draws from different genres including bluegrass, country, and rock n’ roll. Together they create a powerhouse of music that you do not want to miss!!

 

Cajun Roosters

Cajun Roosters

Five musicians from five countries who have dedicated themselves to bringing Cajun and Zydeco to as many people as possible. Six CDs and a few hundred gigs all over Europe and beyond since 2005 have consolidated their reputation as a playful band. They play music originating in the swamps of Louisiana and the plains of northwestern New Orleans, with an emphasis on the unadulterated dance music of Louisiana, Cajun and Zydeco, enriched with a healthy dose of blues and swamp.

 

MEGA-Trad

MEGA-Trad

Brothers Cillian and Seán O'Dálaigh from East Clare, and Denis McAuliffe, bring big, rich, foot-stompin', headbanging Irish Traditional music saturated with deep bass, transcendant FX and pulsing beats, that will take you to the next plane. Every MEGA-Trad show is unique, guaranteeing an experience of immersive, contemporary, rich and lively Irish Traditional Music of the 21st Century.

 

Fake McCoys

Fake McCoys

One of the most entertaining live band experiences! Hailing from East Clare, the Fake McCoys play a fine selection of souped up old blues and ragtime songs, hot hillbilly fiddle tunes, and heartbreaking murder ballads by the score! You might hear the songs of Charlie Patton, Bill Monroe, Tampa Red, Hank Williams, the Memphis Jug Band, or Blind Boy Fuller and it'll sound like a juke joint they could all play in!

 

The Wood of O

The Wood of O

Breege Phelan & Will McLellan are singer-songwriters from the Carrick-on-Suir area who play cover songs and perform original material under the name 'The Wood of O'. Will has been playing guitar and performing since his teenage years. Breege only started to play and sing in public about 7 years ago. Since then, she has been gaining confidence and honing her song-writing skills with Will.

 

Fiddle Case

Fiddle Case

Fiddle Case are the darlings of Clare, with a lineup of bouzouki, double bass, guitar, bodhran, fiddle. This quartet play pure trad music and spontaneous supercharged jams, songs that will entrance and tunes that will delight. They will warm your hearts with their emotional performance of songs and instrumental music, with a raw and primeval approach.

Athenry Youth Orchestra

Athenry Youth Orchestra

Athenry Youth Orchestra was founded by Katharine Mac Mághnuis so that the music students of east county Galway could experience ensemble music-making. Athenry Music School has the ethos of a fun, positive and inclusive approach to music education, and these values extend to the orchestra. They make a welcome return to the Festival.

Gael Force 4

Gael Force 4

Gael Force 4 are to traditional Irish music what Special Consensus are to bluegrass. Pure driven energetic music supported by box, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bouzouki, strong vocals, plus the whistle and flute when needed. They are a powerhouse trad sound along with the best of melody and harmony vocals. Take note of when this band is playing – their sessions in previous festivals have become the stuff of festival folklore…

The Kirbys

The Kirbys

The Kirby sisters, Kara harp and fiddle and Caoilinn fiddle and piano play a lovely blend of traditional music. Both have won and been placed at County, Provincial and All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Look out for this fabulous duo over the weekend.

Katie O'Sullivan

Katie O'Sullivan

Katie O'Sullivan is simply one of the finest concertina players in Ireland. Hailing from Murroe, East Limerick, she has played from an early age and has shared the stage with the best musicians in the country. Katie is a music teacher with ‘Tradtime’, travelling to primary schools teaching music and has been a tutor at the world famous Willie Clancy Summer School for the past 16 years.

Johnny Reidy Ceili Band

Johnny Reidy Céilí Band

Makes a welcome return and sets a new standard for liveliness which you can't fail to notice from the very first figure of the first set.

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